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Distiguished Lecturer

Marcia McNutt
Marcia McNutt

Deepwater Horizons: Lessons Learned for Better Disaster Preparedness

at the
GSA Annual Meeting
October 2014


Michel T. Halbouty Distinguished Lecturer

The GSA Foundation is pleased to have established the Michel T. Halbouty Distinguished Lecturer Fund. The intent of the fund is to provide an honorarium for a Halbouty Distinguished Lecturer at GSA annual meetings.

The fund was established to select a top lecturer in broad, overarching topics of natural resources (water, land, energy, and minerals). Selection of the lecturer will be on the basis of career accomplishments and reputation, as well as the topic of the lecture.

More about Michel T. Halbouty


A panel consisting of members of the Annual Program Committee will nominate and vote on the candidates. The winner of this award will be notified in mid-March. The winner of this award will present an hour-long presentation which will be scheduled independently from the technical sessions. The award comes with an honorarium and will be presented to the awardee at the annual meeting.

Nomination topics APC takes into account when selecting a lecturer:

Past Lecturers
2014 Kevin Krajick
Diamond Hunters, Remote Lands and the Human Footprint
2013 John Hickenlooper
2012 Scott W. Tinker
Switch: The Global Energy Transition
2011 John F.H. Thompson:
Mineral resources — 21st century challenges for earth scientists
2010 Thomas Ahlbrandt:
The Global Petroleum Revolution: A New Era
2009 Sally M. Benson:
Can Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide in Deep Geological Formations Help Solve the Global Warming Problem?
2008 Peter J. McCabe:
Can CO2 Sequestration Help Solve the Global Warming Problem?
2007 William H. Schlesinger:
Human Impact on Global Biogeochemical Cycles
2006 Rodney C. Ewing:
The Nuclear Fuel Cycle versus The Carbon Cycle
2005 Spencer Titley:
Porphyry Copper Deposits and their Crustal Connections
2004 Richard R. Parizek:
Coal vs. Nuclear Energy: Hydrogeologic Perspectives
2003 Ward Chesworth:
Bread from Stones
2002 James Franklin:
Seafloor Minerals Research: Supporting Discovery of New Ore DepositsSeafloor Minerals Research: Supporting Discovery of New Ore Deposits
2001 John D. Bredehoeft:
Who Uses The Water West Of The 100th Meridian?
2000 Keith A. Kvenvolden:
The Yin and the Yang of Gas Hydrate